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Meaning of HELPFUL

Pronunciation:  'helpful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  showing a willingness to cooperate; "a helpful cooperative patient"; "parents hope to raise children who are considerate and helpful to others"
  2. [adj]  providing assistance or serving a useful function
  3. [adj]  of service or assistance; "a child who is helpful around the house can save the mother many steps"

HELPFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: accommodating, adjuvant, assistive, attending, cooperative, face-saving, facilitative, facilitatory, implemental, instrumental, kind, laborsaving, laboursaving, ministering, ministrant, reformative, reformatory, right-hand, stabilising, stabilizing, steadying
 Antonyms: unhelpful
 See Also: accommodative, encouraging, useful, utile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Help"ful\, a.
Furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary.

      Heavens make our presence and our practices Pleasant
      and helpful to him!                      --Shak.
-- {Help"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Help"ful*ness}, n. --Milton.

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